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A Quick 41 Pounds Lost

junkmail.jpgAs parents, we strive to make sure we do everything we can to protect our children from harm, teach them about strangers, walking in pairs, not to play with fire, but did you know that protecting our environment will also protect our children? Going a bit green will help our world be a safer place for our children and our children’s children to grow up in.

I am slowly learning about ways to go green and protect our world’s resources, like changing my light bulbs to CFL’s, using reusable bags at the grocery store instead of paper or plastic, and now I have learned one more way to help protect our trees, reduce global warming, and save water, simply by losing 41 pounds.

What? I can hear you asking what does weight lost have anything to do with going green. Well, 41 pounds is the approximate amount of junk mail that one person receives per year. The impact of junk mail on our world is devastating. Just in trees alone, junk mail consumes about 100 million trees per year. There is no feasible way to replace that amount of trees. is an organization that will contact direct mail companies on your behalf to stop approximately 80% to 95% of the direct mail you receive, such as catalogs and coupons. The service provided by will cost you $41 and lasts for five years and the best part of the $41 fee, 1/3 of that will go back to community and environmental organizations that help our world’s resources.

I honestly think this will be the best $41 you have spent. And remember the $41 is for five years, only $8.20 per year. Definitely a small amount to help protect your child’s future world.


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